Friday, July 04, 2008

Alicia's Gift

Just finished another Jessica Duchen: Alicia's gift, with it being the tale of a young pianist based in the Macclesfield area (not to mention Headingley) - this had for me a lot going for it - and I don't think it disappointed! Some acute observation of motives and description of wrapping oneself up in pianism (to protect oneself?). Mam Tor is a feature of the book and part of my experience that I've not visited for too long - harder to make the effort now that the road to Sheffield no longer runs underneath it.
Some of the twists were a little predictable - especially with local knowledge - but I'd recommend it - made me pick up some piano works I'd not looked at in a long time!

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